2 hospitalised after car hits pedestrian, house

On behalf of Rooz Law posted in Auto-Pedestrian Accidents on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

An accident in Toronto involving a car, a pedestrian and a Scarborough house ended with two people going to hospital on June 15. Officials say that a driver hit a female pedestrian around 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Lawrence Avenue East and Midland Avenue before the car crashed into a house.

Toronto EMS responded to the scene and transported the driver of the car and the pedestrian to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. Due to the car accident, TTC buses were detoured north via Lawrence Avenue East and Marcos Boulevard while police investigated in the crash site. Authorities did not say whether anyone was inside the home at the time. They did not say whether the pedestrian was using a crosswalk, nor did they speculate as to what caused the accident.

There are many causes of traffic accidents, including distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and carelessness. When pedestrians are involved in road crashes, they are at a higher risk of suffering serious injury than the occupants of a vehicle because they do not have the protection that air bags and seatbelts provide. For this reason, both motorists and pedestrians are obligated to exhibit reasonable care to prevent accidents. When one party does not do this and causes a crash, the other party could be entitled to compensation.

In Ontario, car accident victims may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party. This could help them recover the cost of financial losses, including the loss of opportunity, earning capacity and income. The victims may also receive reparation for directly related out-of-pocket expenses and for pain and suffering. If the victims’ family members are affected as well, they could receive compensation.

Source: CTV News Toronto, “Car strikes pedestrian, crashes into home in Scarborough”, June 15, 2014

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